Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 80 m (Ref. 96667). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Japan to Australia and Hawaii.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 13.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Two color morphs are known: one uniform tan and the other speckled with numerous red to maroon spots.
Marginal levels of toxicity were detected in this species which may contribute to human poisoning (Ref. 107779).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Poisonous to eat (Ref. 107779)
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 22.2 - 29, mean 27.9 (based on 1276 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).